Happy 2016! I will be back later this week with some reflections on 2015, resolutions for 2016 and some long awaited pregnancy posts, but in the meantime, I have an exciting giveaway to kick off 2016.
I like the idea of improving life by making a series of small changes – we talk about this a lot at my day job and the process of making continuous improvements to get to an easier or better life, also known as the “aggregation of marginal gains” (which is what the British Cycling team did to lead to their amazing performance at London 2012). Now, I’m not expecting my small changes to lead to Olympic glory, although that would be nice, but rather a happy, healthier family.
Optiwell is helping with that – they’ve challenged bloggers to take part in their 10 day #smallchanges trial. Optiwell is a yoghurt drink which is available in both 1 litre tetrapak and 330ml on-the-go bottles, offering a “tide me over” alternative to unhealthy snacking, and can be a small step towards a healthier lifestyle in a world filled with temptation. It naturally contains calcium and is high in protein, which helps maintain bones and muscles.
Which is where my small change comes in. We’ve being trying out Optiwell over the past couple of weeks and have decided that our small change is to eat breakfast every morning. Ideally together, sat at the table, which is where the pouring carton comes in very handy and is lovely over cereal and with fresh fruit (or even made into pancakes or muffins, if you have more time – some other Optiwell recipes are here) and even just drunk out of a glass. For the mornings when we want to eat breakfast in transit, or simply wouldn’t usually have time to have breakfast, the 330ml bottle is handy to grab from the fridge and drink alongside a piece of fruit and some carbs of some kind.
The exciting part is that you don’t just have to take my word for it – I’ve another kit to giveaway to a lucky reader. Just use the rafflecopter widget below to enter, and one person will be receiving enough yogurt to try for 10 days, and a pretty lovely kit to help you eat it.
Terms & Conditions: 1. To enter Optiwell 10 day trial kit giveaway you must share your small change on either Facebook or Twitter and leave a valid link here as your entry. There are additional options for more entries. 2. The prize is 1 x Optiwell 10 day trial kit and will be sent out directly by the agency. No cash or alternative prizes will be given 3. The prize draw will start on 03.01.16 and end at 11.59pm on 06.01.16 4. The winner will be picked from all valid entries 5. The winner will be notified directly via email. The winner must reply within seven days of receiving the email or a new winner will be picked at random. 6. I reserve the right to change the entry dates at any time, for any reason.